PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistan's military says it has arrested seven militants accused of carrying out attacks on a Christian colony and a court house in which 13 people were killed.
Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said Tuesday the army had broken the militant network responsible for the Sept. 2 attacks.
He says the attacks were planned from Afghanistan, and that Pakistan has informed Kabul.
Bajwa does not disclose the identity of the detained men, but a breakaway Taliban faction has said it carried out the attacks.
On Sept. 2, one civilian was killed when four gunmen stormed a Christian colony near the city of Peshawar and 12 people died when a suicide bomber struck a court in the town of Mardan in the northwest.